Missions isn’t a program or department. It’s the core of what the church is and does. After all, “the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10). And He continues to seek and save the lost through His bride, the church.

There was a time when “mission” brought up exotic images of missionaries sharing the Gospel with natives in far-away lands. We still do that, but today those far-away lands are sending God’s people here to share the Gospel, too!

We are pleased to use resources from our congregations to reach out in the name of Jesus to people all over our District. Rural, suburban, urban: we have it all in SWD. Immigrants from Africa and Asia, Hispanic friends from dozens of nations, the incarcerated and the deaf…we have been given opportunities to reach them with the precious Gospel. We are privileged to support SWD congregations in their outreach efforts, and we are honored to resource ministries on their behalf. For a more detailed description of the current ministries that your District mission dollars support, click on the link to our  Mission flyer.

4-page Mission Promo-Jan 2018

Your mission offerings are an important element in allowing these good things to happen. We thank you! Our District missions are especially in need of your prayers and support right now. If you have any specific questions that we can answer for you, please give our missions office a call at 414-292-0744.

See our online giving information for pledges and gifts – available for organizations and individuals.

Together we are seeing the mission field surrounding us and, in bold witness of the gospel, we are impacting our changing and diverse communities. By God’s grace, we are, “Confessing Christ for the next generation!”

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Disaster Relief Teams

Over a two-week period beginning in late August, a sizeable region in West Central Wisconsin received a substantial amount of rain causing flooding in six counties.  After surveying multiple sites and carefully planning with partners in those regions, we have identified several cities that need help.  The Office of Mission and Human Care is coordinating […]

September 12-15, 2018 – Able Trek Bus Tour

Come and join the members of Zion and St. Paul Lutheran Church, LaValle, WI for an informative and inspiring trip to The Creation Museum, and the Ark Encounter in Kentucky. We will relax all three nights at the same quality hotel, providing us a home base and a hot breakfast for each day. Optional activities in the evening […]

October 2-3 – Retired Pastors, Wives, & Widows Retreat

October 2-3, 2018 Ramada Grand Seasons Hotel, Waupaca, Wisconsin The 2018 topic, “Continuing to Impact Ministry: Holding Up the Prophet’s Hand” will address retirement from a Biblical perspective while engaging participants in thoughtful strategies to support their called church workers. Reverend Dr. Bruce Hartung and Reverend Mark Jeske will bring their unique perspective and experience as presenters. […]

September 11 – Cracking Clays for LuWiSoMo

Experience the scenic beauty of this 100 target course nestled against the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife area. An unpredictable delivery at each station makes some shots easy and some more difficult – appealing to all skill levels. Enjoy the fun of the flurry shoot, with a team of 4 shooters shooting repeatedly, as fast as […]

October 13 – Lutheran World Relief Box Car Loading

Saturday, October 13, 2018 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.m. The Loading site will take place at: 12th Street and Mt. Vernon Milwaukee, Wisconsin If you have any questions, please contact Dennis Walling at 262.514.0113 or 262.389.8225. For details see www.lwr.org or LWR booklet “Be Involved”. Hope to see you there!  

August 18 – Every One His Witness at Pilgrim, Wauwatosa

The South Wisconsin District will hold an “Every One His Witness” Workshop this August. The focus of this LCMS evangelism workshop is aimed at helping Lutherans share the Gospel with those whom God has placed in their everyday lives. Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018 Location: Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2664 N. 68th St., Wauwatosa Cost: $14 per person covers […]